Ben Van Hook

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Flintstones-Inspired Stone House (2 pics + video)

Here at theMET, we feature a lot of modern architecture. The Stone House in Portugal is the furthest thing from that… Inspired by the Flintstones, this odd house was constructed between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe Mountains in Portugal. Like most contemporary homes, it has a front …

Architecture

Litchfield National Park

It may not be as well known as Kakadu, but many Territory locals rate Litchfield even higher. Our response? Why not visit both? The rock formations and the rock pools in cliff shadow here are simply stunning and Litchfield is smaller and more manageable than Kakadu. The 1500-sq-km national park …

Google's New Wearable to Take Health Tracking to the Next Level

In a bid to relish a better standard of living, working day in and day out has become a norm. This has left people with less time to focus on their …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

National Parks

Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple's Federighi

The head of Apple's software business explains to CNET why we won't be seeing an iMac or other Apple computers with a touch screen.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. -- When will we see a touch-screen Mac? Maybe never -- at least according to Apple's head of software.<p>Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of …

Touchscreens

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

Gear & Gadgets